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Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Hampstead

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Hampstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in South Hampstead) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Hampstead

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the South Hampstead property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a South Hampstead Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I want to acquire a detached house in South Hampstead (NW6). The vendor is asking £4, 322, 900. What things does a surveyor evaluate in the process of a Home Survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could have a bearing on property values ranging from the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold to whether there is a flying freehold. It often helps to compare with the prices of house registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

This means house prices paid between July and October in 2012 was £4, 309, 000, which is £13, 900 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £1, 064, 211. 19, Marlborough Place, London, City Of Westminster, Greater London, NW8 0PG a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £8, 080, 000 .

An sensible way to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to obtain a full structural survey if buying a converted thirties property in South Hampstead over a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes still called a Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and and has been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is actually now the RICS Building Survey. Select a RICS Building Survey if you are considering the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a non period unmodified home made out of normal building materials i.e. brick and tile.

There are one or two limitations come with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Stone block wall damage

Can Kentish Rag stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

There are several of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled buildings in South Hampstead. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in South Hampstead, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in South Hampstead and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Hampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the South Hampstead property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a South Hampstead Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I want to acquire a detached house in South Hampstead (NW6). The vendor is asking £4, 322, 900. What things does a surveyor evaluate in the process of a Home Survey ?

There is a vast array of things which could have a bearing on property values ranging from the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold to whether there is a flying freehold. It often helps to compare with the prices of house registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

This means house prices paid between July and October in 2012 was £4, 309, 000, which is £13, 900 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £1, 064, 211. 19, Marlborough Place, London, City Of Westminster, Greater London, NW8 0PG a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £8, 080, 000 .



An sensible way to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to obtain a full structural survey if buying a converted thirties property in South Hampstead over a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes still called a Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and and has been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is actually now the RICS Building Survey. Select a RICS Building Survey if you are considering the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a non period unmodified home made out of normal building materials i.e. brick and tile.

There are one or two limitations come with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Stone block wall damage

Can Kentish Rag stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

There are several of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues including salt contamination of affect many stone-walled buildings in South Hampstead. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in South Hampstead, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decoration. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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